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TodayFri, 25th May 2018

  • Deals Nintendo UK Store Offer Another Chance To Pick Up a NES Mini

    Avoid the scalpers!

    The NES Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (or NES Mini to it's closest friends) was quite the treat when it launched in November 2016. We loved it in our hardware review, with 30 classic games on board rendered in pixel perfect HD, what's not to like? Well, maybe the controller cord length if we are nitpicking! One...

    • Deals
    • NES Mini
    • Retro
  • News Pokémon GO's Adventure Week Event Brings Extra XP, Rewards And More Rock Types

    Hard Nosepass

    Pokémon GO has a new event, one that's already kicked off on a smartphone near you, and it's brought all manner of special rewards and extra buffs to make your AR Pokémon hunting that bit more enticing. Oh, and if you like your rock types, you should definitely read on. There's some unique Field Research to be had, bringing...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Smartphones
    • Mobile
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    Switch eShop

    Review Ikaruga

    “Even though the ideal is high, I never give in”

    Upon first release on Sega NAOMI-powered arcades back in 2001, Ikaruga polarised audiences. While it most certainly was a vertical scrolling shmup like one would expect from the spiritual sequel to Radiant Silvergun, it played nothing like it. In fact, it played like no shmup before it and even...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Ikaruga
  • News New Castle Of Heart Update Includes Revamped Tutorial And Improved Animations

    It goes live today

    Castle of Heart, that hard as nails platformer that slashed and hacked its way onto the Switch eShop earlier this year, has just received a substantial new update - one that addresses a number of issues players - including our very own Damien McFerran in his review - have raised with its developer. As you can see from the patch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Legendary Shiny Pokémon Zygarde Is Coming To Sun/Moon And Ultra For Free This June

    Shine bright like a Zygarde

    We're right in the thick of The Year of Legendary Pokémon, and The Pokémon Company has revealed details on the next powerful creature getting the free treatment in Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun/Moon. So this summer you can get your hands on a Shiny Zygarde in both versions of the game, each with calibrated stats to suit either...

    • 3DS
    • Pokemon
  • News Datamine Reveals 26 Potential Characters For Mario Tennis Aces

    Spoilers ahead

    Mario Tennis Aces, the next big first-party Switch game from Nintendo, is a mere month away so we're naturally in full-on rumour mode. One of the big questions doing the rounds right now concerns the as yet unconfirmed full roster for the game, but one datamining effort could have the answers. As always, the names listed below might...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rumour
  • News Fan Creates A Playable Version Of Super Mario Odyssey's RC Circuit In Mario Kart Wii

    A contender for future Mario Kart tracks?

    We've seen a rather generous supply of fan-made Super Mario game creations, hacks, and large-scale projects over the last few months; a couple of weeks ago saw the return of Super Mario 64 Online with Sonic as a playable character, and earlier in the year we had a re-imagining of Super Mario Bros. DS with 80...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Mario Kart
    • Mod
  • News The New Gold Goomba Lite Event Will Tempt You Back To Super Mario Run

    Run, Mario, run

    Super Mario Run might not have as many rolling content updates as the likes of Pokemon GO and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, but that doesn't mean Mario's first foray into smartphone gaming is event-free. Take the new Gold Goomba Life Event, which just went live on the premium endless runner/platformer. A smaller version of the Gold...

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Mobile
    • Super Mario
  • News Zelda-Inspired Action RPG Songbringer Brings Top-Down Adventure To Switch Next Week

    "Dark times are coming"

    Double Eleven has announced that the Legend of Zelda-inspired Songbringer is headed to Switch next week, arriving on a Nintendo platform for the first time after its launch elsewhere last year. Songbringer tells the story of protagonist Roq as he journeys across an alien planet, bringing him more adventure, dangerous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Two Classic Super Famicom Games Are Set For A Special Reprint In Japan

    SNES who?

    There's been a spate of retro re-releases as of late in Japan, with publishers reissuing classic titles (and a few obscure gems) on their original platform. Japanese firm Tommo is the latest publisher to leap aboard the bandwagon, with two Super Famicom titles getting a reprint. It's been confirmed that Shodai Nekketsu Kpuha Kunio-kun...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Japan
    • Super Famicom
  • News Pirate Pop Plus Will Shiver Your Timbers On Nintendo Switch Next Week

    With a 20 percent discount, me hearties!

    13AM Games has revealed that Dadako Studios' Pirate Pop Plus is coming to the Switch eShop next week. The faux-retro title previously launched on 3DS and Wii U, and boasts a lovely Game Boy-like art style and Pang-like gameplay. We really enjoyed both of its previous versions, so we can't see any reason why...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Superhot Director Really Wants To Bring The Game To Nintendo Switch

    "Nintendo is good with their stuff. Superhot would fit there well"

    We've had our strongest indication yet that unique time-bending shooter Superhot could be coming to Switch. Speaking to Destructoid at Poland's Digital Dragons convention, director Piotr Iwanicki revealed that a Switch port is actively being considered: There are plans...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Superhot
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon Switch Studio Reveals Game Design Details In Job Posting

    Apply now, or prepare to fight! Meowth, that’s right

    GAME FREAK inc. – best known as the development team behind the Pokémon videogame series – recently posted a job opening that may hint at the design of the latest game in the series for Nintendo Switch. Twitter user @pixelpar – who tweeted a photo of the listing, along with a brief...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Just Shapes & Beats Launches On The Switch eShop Next Week

    Feel the beat

    The Switch eShop has played host to several quality rhythm games over the months since launch, with the likes of Voez, Thumper, and Runner3 bringing plenty of musically infused action to the hybrid. Indeed, it still feels like the genre is a little underutilized on the Switch, but that issue will soon be helped by Just Shapes &...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Just Shapes & Beats
  • News Overwatch Producer Discusses The Possibility Of Bringing The Game To Switch

    The cavalry's here?

    One of the biggest shooters in the game industry right now is Overwatch, Blizzard’s popular hero-based shooter. Given the optimistic air of the game and the colorful cast that supports it, Overwatch seems like it’d be a good fit for Nintendo audiences, but Blizzard has been evasive in the past when discussing the possibility...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch

YesterdayThu, 24th May 2018

  • Nintendo Download 24th May (North America)

    All the games and downloadable content hitting the NA eShops

    The latest Nintendo Download goes live today on the various eShops, adding in an impressive new wave of titles to Switch, 3DS and Wii U - so be sure to log in and see what takes your fancy. As always, be sure to leave a vote in the weekly poll, and drop a comment or two below with your hot...

    • Nintendo Download
    • 3DS eShop
    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • North America
  • Random Childish Gambino Sampled Donkey Kong Country And David Wise Definitely Approves

    Aquatic Ambiance is still relevant

    Childish Gambino's latest track might have captured the zeitgeist in 2018, but back in 2012 the man otherwise known as Donald Glover took inspiration from a very different source. Much to the delight of veteran VGM composer David Wise, who recently discovered the track 'Eat your Vegetables' uses a looped sample...

    • Random
    • Rare
    • Retro
  • News Mii Studio Provides An Easier Way To Create Miis

    Mii Two

    Nintendo's cartoon avatars, known as Miis have been around since the Nintendo Wii was unleashed back in 2006. Over the years we've seen Miis being used creatively in many games including Wii Sports, Miitopia, Miitomo, as well as StreetPass and Miiverse. Many had assumed that the writing was on the wall for Miis when Miiverse was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mii
  • Nintendo Download 24th May (Europe)

    Every game, demo, DLC and theme hitting the EU eShop today

    Thursday is once again upon us, bringing with it a brand new Nintendo Download for all those lovely eShops. It's a big one this week, with everything from returning classics to some exciting new entries from the world of independent development. As always, leave a vote in the poll below and...

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    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • Europe
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Banner Saga

    Fate is in your hands

    As hinted by the title, The Banner Saga is part one of an epic Viking story where every choice you make directly impacts how your journey unfolds. It combines strategic turn-based combat with gripping text-based decision-making to draw you into a fictional world inspired by Norse mythology and filled with rich lore, as well as...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Banner Saga
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    3DS

    Review Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers

    They see me rollin’

    It’s been quite a while since we last saw Nintendo’s cool, silent, tough-guy armadillo bounding around the Wild West, but the titular mammal has now made his return to the 3DS in Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers, bringing some fancy new tricks along for the ride. His original game Dillon’s Rolling Western was an interesting...

    • Reviews
    • 3DS
    • Dillons Dead Heat Breakers
  • News Resident Evil 7 Cloud Version Doesn't Really Work Outside of Japan

    What a surprise

    Cloud gaming has proven to be a divisive subject; some feel it's a convenient and easy way to play games at a lower cost and with little space sacrificed. Others feel it's an unpredictable and buggy way to play something that should've just been ported properly. Regardless of how you feel, if you live in Europe or North America, you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Resident Evil
    • Cloud Gaming
  • News Here's How A Nindie Developer Thinks The Switch eShop Could Be Improved

    Nindie tough love

    We recently stumbled across a list of ideas on Reddit from the studio head of SMG Studios (Death Squared, Super One More Jump) which set out a few practical (and some not so practical) ways in which the Switch eShop could be made a bit better for both consumers and indie developers. Nintendo has, of course, made great efforts...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2's 1.41 Update Brings New Expansion Pass Quests

    It arrives on 25th May

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2's new update is due to arrive tomorrow (25th May), bringing with it a raft of new quests for those who have purchased the Expansion Pass. There are five different missions on offer, although the official titles for each may change as the names used below are from a direct Japanese translation:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
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    Switch eShop

    Review Punch Club

    Super punched out

    The idea of a fighting game in which you don't actually do any fighting might sound like an odd one, but that's precisely what you'll find in Punch Club. This is a conversion of a casual management simulator that started out life on PC and mobile before making its way to 3DS and other consoles last year. There have been no radical...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Punch Club
  • Gallery We Had Far Too Much Fun Posing This Bandai-Made Super Mario Toy

    "No sir, I didn't see you playing with your dolls again"

    We get to do a lot of cool stuff here at Nintendo Life, such as playing new games, going to press events and connecting with you, our dear, dear readers. However, all of these wonderful things pale into insignificance when compared to the utter, unbridled joy of mucking about with toys. And...

    • Gallery
    • Super Mario
    • Merchandise
  • News Japanese Version Of Resident Evil 7 On Switch Has An English Language Option

    Worldwide release when?

    Biohazard 7 - known as Resident Evil 7 in the rest of the world - has just been released on Switch in Japan. It's a cloud-based proposition which means you're playing a streamed version of the game from Capcom's servers, rather than running it direct from the console itself. There's no indication on whether or not Capcom has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Resident Evil
  • News Warner Bros. Teases The Official Announcement of LEGO DC Villains

    It’s good to be bad

    Probably one of the worst kept secrets in the industry right now is the existence of LEGO DC Villains, an upcoming release in the long running LEGO franchise. Sources that leaked the existence of LEGO The Incredibles have discussed the existence of this game months ago, and early retailer listings haven’t helped with the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • LEGO
  • News Give Tanks For Valkyria Chronicles 4's Memoirs From Battle Premium Edition

    Armoured core

    Last month we learned Valkyria Chronicles 4 was gearing up to bring the fight back to Nintendo with a much-anticipated Switch port, and now Sega has unveiled a brand new special edition that's bound to get fans of the franchise clearing space on their figurine shelves. The fully stocked Memoirs from Battle Premium Edition comes with a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mike Bithell's Quarantine Circular Could Get A Switch Port, But Only If It Sells Well On PC

    A perfect circle

    Back in March, we were treated to Subsurface Circular, a narrative-driven story from British developer Bithell Games. Well, it turns out Mike Bithell and co have already produced a second 'short' in the form of Quarantine Circular, another story-focused experience that's just launched on PC. Of course, with any release comes the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Award-Winning Musical Runner Lost In Harmony Finds Its Rhythm On Switch Next Month

    Rhythmic tapping and running combined

    Playdius and independent developer Digixart Entertainment have announced today that Lost In Harmony, a multi-award winning musical adventure game, will release on Nintendo Switch on 21st June. Lost In Harmony was originally released on mobile devices, blending an emotional story into a rhythm...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News A Long Way Down Mixes Deck-Building And Roguelite Exploration On Nintendo Switch

    Check out the teaser trailer right now

    Despite playing host to myriad genres and subgenres as of 2018, Nintendo Switch is still lacking when it comes to deck-building titles. And while A Long Way Down from French studio Seenapsis isn't a traditional CCG, it mixes the basic concept with monster-filled dungeons and roguelite risk. The result is a dark...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday23rd May 2018

  • Guide Nintendo E3 2018 Press Conference Schedule, Rumours, Hopes, And Dreams

    Switch, Pokémon, Star Fox, Smash Bros. and more

    The hype is real for this year's E3. We've got a resurgent Nintendo, riding on the crest of Switch's enormous success. As a result, every publisher and their mum is trying to squeeze games onto the hybrid console faster than you can say Call of Duty (apart from, it would seem, Activision). But the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • E3 2018
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Soapbox Why A Nintendo 64 Classic Edition Might Not Be Such A Good Idea

    Not so 'Ultra' this time round?

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, our 'Man in Japan' Jon explains why Nintendo continuing the ‘classic mini’ line of retro consoles with the N64 may be one step too far... First...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Retro
    • N64
  • News A Cheaper, Customisable 'Nintendo Switch 2nd Set' Has Launched In Japan Without A Dock

    A cheaper way to play

    Nintendo is now selling the 'Nintendo Switch 2nd Set' in Japan, which is essentially a fully colour-customisable Switch without a dock. This new package appears to be aimed at those who want a second Switch in their home, aiming to give customers the option to purchase a second device without having to fork over for an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • Exclusive Wulverblade Is Going On Sale To Celebrate Its Biggest Update Yet

    Easy mode! Beast mode! Performance boost! Bug Fixes!

    Historical hack and slash title Wulverblade is going on sale to mark the release of version 1.1, which brings a raft of new features to the title, along with changes based on player feedback. The patch arrives Thursday and will be accompanied by a 33 percent price reduction on the US eShop...

    • Exclusive
    • Feature
    • Switch eShop
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    Switch eShop

    Review N++

    Oops

    'Oops' is a word you’ll often see in N++, but it never quite epitomises the correct feeling of watching your tiny ninja avatar splatter into a thousand pieces from a landmine. Nor will it truly capture the frustration of watching them mulch into a pile of limbs because you missed landing a jump by a fraction. It does, however, give you a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Ninjas
  • News Animal Crossing, Donkey Kong And Super Mario Maker On 3DS Join The European 'Selects' Range

    Three great games, with great prices

    Buying copies of all your favourite first-party Nintendo games can start to get expensive; usually the company's top titles remain at full price across all stores, holding on to their value for all eternity. It is no surprise then that when games are added to the Nintendo Selects Range, offering the full game for...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Selects
    • Europe
  • News Nintendo Continues To Dominate Japan's Charts As 7 Of The Top 10 Games Are On Switch

    Although the top-selling game is on PS4...

    That Nintendo remains top dog in Japan this week in terms of sales perhaps isn't the most shocking news - the company regularly finds itself in pole position in its homeland. However, the Media Create sales figures for the 14th of May to the 20th show that a PlayStation 4 game came in at number one -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Sales
    • Charts
  • News Grab Yourself Some Free Indie Gems With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    SteamWorld Dig! Runbow! Teslagrad!

    A new wave of rewards have been added to the European My Nintendo website, celebrating some of the 3DS and Wii U's best indie titles with free download offers. Of course, by "free" we mean "you'll have to spend some of those Gold Points you've been earning", but these offers do seem pretty tasty to us this time...

    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
    • Wii U
    • 3DS
  • News X Challenge In Mega Man X Legacy Collection Will Have Its Own Story Mode

    The plot thickens

    This week saw the release of Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, but fans of the Blue Bomber have far more to look forward to this summer, with Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 due to bring the sequel series to the Switch later this summer. One of the new fe

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mega Man X Legacy Collection
  • News Marvelous Is Working On "Unannounced" Nintendo Switch Titles

    But what could they be?

    Marvelous has revealed that it is working on new Switch titles in a recent interview with Nintendo Dream magazine in Japan. During the chat, the company was asked if it had any Switch projects underway that hadn't previously been revealed. Marvelous replied that this is indeed the case, but couldn't give any more information...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News One Of The Devs Behind Mother 3 And The Mana Series Is Working On A New Game For Switch

    And it's due to be revealed this summer

    Nintendo Switch continues to attract more and more developers to the platform, and that includes veterans who have helped create some of Nintendo's most beloved titles. Enter one Shinichi Kameoka, the man who served as a producer on Mother 3 on the Game Boy Advance, who has revealed he and his studio Brownies...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Relive The Amazing Story Behind One Of Sonic's Most Beloved Outings

    Gotta recap fast

    The release of Sonic the Hedgehog in the early '90s was one of the key moments in the famous 'console war' between Sega and Nintendo, and would enable the former to challenge the latter's dominance of the global games market. Given the success of that first game, you would have imagined that a sequel was put into production without...

    • Video
    • Retro
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima Named As One Of The Top 10 CEOs In The World

    Not a bad achievement

    Current Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has been named as one of the top CEOs in the world by Forbes, proudly reaching a top ten spot alongside some very big names indeed. There are several reasons behind his inclusion in this list, mainly regarding his efforts surrounding the successful takeover from the late Satoru...

    • Nintendo
    • Tatsumi Kimishima
  • News Super Famicom Exclusive Super Robot Wars Gaiden Deploys English Fan Translation

    Hollow Earth

    With the recent release of five Super Famicom Great Battle games still fresh in our minds, Aeon Genesis and his group are back again with a complete English translation patch for one of the most iconic games in the whole Super Robot Wars saga: Super Robot Wars Gaiden: - Masōkishin – The Lord Of Elemental. However, according to the...

    • SNES
    • Super Nintendo
    • Translation
    • Super Famicom
  • News Limited Run's Doing A Saturday Morning RPG Collector's Edition You Won't Want To Miss

    Boxing clever

    Saturday Morning RPG mixed '80s nostalgia, tongue-in-cheek humour and accessible turn-based combat when it launched earlier this year, and it's now getting the physical treatment thanks to the good folks at Limited Run Games. Along with a standard physical edition (which will retail for $29.99 - that's about £22.50), the publisher is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Banner Saga 2 Raises Its Colours On Nintendo Switch With A 7th June Release Date

    More tactical goodness on Switch

    More than two years after its initial release on PC, the strategic battles of The Banner Saga 2 are set to arrive on Nintendo Switch with a release date of 7th June. Publisher Versus Evil is once again teaming up with developer Stoic Studio for the port, the role-playing game continues its emotional journey across a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Have A Blazkowicz With These Three Alternative Box Art Sleeves For Wolfenstein II

    Reich here, Reich now

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is just over a month away from release on Nintendo Switch, and Bethesda is already gearing up for the physical launch with three alternative covers (just in case the main one you get isn't quite enough). You can download all three direct from Bethesda right here, so you can swap out the box art...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Salty Shores Update Is Coming To Rocket League Next Week

    Grab that sunscreen

    Rocket League is very much the game that keeps on giving, with a nearly bottomless amount of post release DLC and support coming from Psyonix at a breakneck pace to keep players engaged in the bizarre soccer/car combat game. Whether it be new arenas, modes, skins, or something else, there’s always something else to look forward...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rocket League
    • DLC

Tuesday22nd May 2018

  • News Nintendo Bans Online Services For Prominent Hacker's Switch Console

    Tut tut

    It would appear that several Switch users have found themselves receiving online bans from Nintendo after attempting to hack into the console's operating system. One such user is Shiny Quagsire, a prominent member of the Nintendo Switch homebrew community, who has explained his predicament via Twitter. When trying to load up the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
  • News Nintendo Applies For New N64 Trademark - Is Another Classic Edition On The Way?

    It's only a matter of time, right?

    With the NES and SNES Classic Editions proving to be commercially successful, it's almost inevitable that Nintendo will produce another 'recooked' version of one of its vintage platforms. Given that Nintendo Co., Ltd. has just applied for an N64 trademark in Japan, one might assume that the 64-bit console...

    • Nintendo 64
    • N64
    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Japan
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    Switch eShop

    Review Mega Man Legacy Collection

    A legacy to be proud of

    Until recently, it seemed that Capcom wasn’t all too interested in the Mega Man series, which understandably upset a lot of fans who grew up alongside the Blue Bomber. Though Mega Man has starred in a lot of games, it’s the original NES releases that arguably stand as the most iconic, which makes Mega Man Legacy...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Mega Man
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    Switch eShop

    Review Mega Man Legacy Collection 2

    'Meh'ga Man

    After Capcom released the initial Mega Man Legacy Collection, it seemed likely that the company would eventually release the rest of the series in another collection. Sure enough, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 came to pass, and while it mostly does the same things its predecessor did, the experimental and varying nature of the games...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Mega Man
  • News New Mario + Rabbids Donkey Kong DLC Trailer Introduces Rabbid Cranky And New Ways To Play

    Arrives next month

    Ubisoft has released a brand new trailer to showcase the upcoming Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure DLC. Players will embark in an epic battle against a vengeful Rabbid Kong who uses his new powers to take over a mysterious island. Donkey Kong and Rabbid Peach are present, alongside a brand new Rabbid hero,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario + Rabbids
    • DLC
  • Rumour Ridley, Ice Climbers And Simon Belmot To Join The Super Smash Bros Roster

    Ridley me this

    The rumour mill is working overtime once again, this time churning up reports that three new additions will be joining the ranks for Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo Switch. Said rumour claims classic Metroid baddie Ridley, the Ice Climbers and Castlevania slayer Simon Belmont are bound for the franchise. So are these rumours really to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumour
  • Feature How One Man Is Turning Dead DS Lites Into Gorgeous Game Boy Advance Systems

    Say hello to the Neon Advance

    Humanity has been troubled by many great questions during its time on Earth. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Where do all those bloody odd socks go? However, none of these perplexing quandaries is more troubling than the ultimate question: which is the best Nintendo handheld for playing Game Boy Advance...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Game Boy Advance
    • Nintendo DS
    • Modding
  • Deals This Splatoon 2 amiibo Pre-order Is Totally Off The Hook

    Pearl & Marina goodness

    If you've been enjoying Splatoon 2 lately and are looking forward to the upcoming Octo Expansion, you will likely be interested in Pearl and Marina amiibo which are now available on the Nintendo UK Store for pre-ordering. Pearl is the cute and sassy MC, while Marina is the dazzling DJ genius. They are known as the pop...

    • Deals
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • amiibo
  • Random Meet 'Super Mali', The Mario Toy You Always (Never) Wanted

    And it's not cheap, either

    Many of us likely know the feeling of sending a parent or loved one to the game store, hoping to get the latest and greatest product upon their return, only to end up receiving a broken copy of Fifa 2002 and a knock-off 'Pokémon Sparkly Glitter Version' instead of the real deal. Well, here's an article especially for you...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
    • Toys
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Adventures of Elena Temple

    Play a classic you never knew existed

    Before the arrival of extensive open-world gaming, cutting-edge 3D graphics and online multiplayer connectivity, video games were much more humble. Life was simpler and the games of yesteryear were a reflection of this. The Adventures of Elena Temple by GrimTalin is for anyone who has a yearning for the past...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Adventures of Elena Temple
  • News Atlus Insists It Is Still "Hard At Work" On Persona Q2 For Nintendo 3DS

    But that's about it

    Atlus announced Persona Q2 for the 3DS in August of last year as a sequel to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, but since then we've heard very little about the new game. Today, Kazuhisa Wada - who is in overall charge of the entire Persona series - told Dengeki magazine that the company is "hard at work" on the sequel...

    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • News Daroach Is Coming To Kirby Star Allies This Summer

    Squad up

    A few days ago, we shared with you a teaser from Nintendo of Japan showing off a silhouette of one of the characters planned for an inclusion in the upcoming summer update that’ll be adding in more Dream Friends to Kirby Star Allies. There were plenty of good guesses as to who the character would be, and now Nintendo of Japan has revealed...

    • Kirby Star Allies
    • DLC
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Drum Roll, Please - Gal Metal Is Coming To Western Switch Consoles This Year

    Axe to grind

    Long-time fans of the site will know that we've carried a torch for Gal Metal for some time now; we've covered the Japanese release of the game, spoken to the man behind it and kept out fingers crossed that it would hit a wider audience at some point soon. That time has come as XSEED and Marvelous Europe have confirmed that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Twin-Stick Switch Shooter Sleep Tight Arrives On 26th July With 12 Playable Characters

    40 winks

    Following on from its reveal back in November, developer We Are Fuzzy has revealed the cutesy twin-stick shooter Sleep Tight will awaken on the Nintendo Switch eShop on 26th July. Not only that, but the game - which has been designed by developers with experience at Bungie, Ubisoft and Pixar - will come with 12 unique playable kids you can...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Get Another Glimpse Into The Wacky Levels Of Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion

    Ballin'

    Nintendo has slowly but surely been drip-feeding new details about the hotly anticipated Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2. The latest video shows a new escort mission, where you'll be guiding a ball through a maze, using both your steady stream of ink and various contraptions around the course like a larger than life version of Mouse Trap...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
    • Video
  • News Visual Novel My Girlfriend Is A Mermaid?! Will Make A Splash On Switch In The West

    Under the sea

    Nintendo Switch users in the West rejoice, because Sekai Project has just confirmed Check out the game's opening sequence above. Will you be adding this aquatic love story to your Switch collection in 2018? Share your thoughts below...visual novel My Girlfriend Is A Mermaid?! will be getting the localisation treatment with a...

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  • Random Sonic Fans, Rejoice - Puma Has Answered Your Twisted Prayers With These Garish Trainers

    Note: speed not included

    Sonic is easily one of the most appealing video game characters ever created, and like his erstwhile rival Mario, has made his way onto plenty of questionable merchandise over the years. However, one product we perhaps weren't expecting was a pair of Puma trainers featuring imagery associated with the Blue Blur himself. The...

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  • News SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Locked In For A 6th September Launch In Japan

    Sky Love is also joining the roster

    It's been revealed that SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy will be getting a 6th September release in Japan, a day earlier than the 7th September date previously confirmed for Europe and North America. The official release date was confirmed in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Along with the news on the date for...

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  • News Gorogoa Is Getting An Update, Adding In An Extra Puzzle From The Original Demo

    More free stuff!

    Unusual artistic puzzler Gorogoa has proved a strange yet popular addition to Nintendo Switch's growing library, and owners of the game is getting some extra content today via a free update across all platforms. The update will patch in the original demo for the game, providing access to a puzzle that wasn't included in the final...

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Monday21st May 2018

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    Review Little Nightmares: Complete Edition

    A little bit Maw

    Bestowed with a disquieting atmosphere and visual imagination, Little Nightmares makes a terrific first impression. A side-on platform-puzzler in the vein of Playdead’s exceptional Limbo and Inside - with a similarly dark palette - the game casts the player as Six, a nine-year-old girl who must navigate her way from the depths of...

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  • Random Play Your Wii U Anytime, Anywhere With This Fan-Made Playable Coat

    Yes, really...

    We've seen a whole host of weird and wonderful fan-made things over the years here at Nintendo Life, and this latest invention is certain to kickstart the week in the best way possible. Introducing the Wii U Gaming Coat. Created by My Mate VINCE, this coat allows you to take your precious Wii U anywhere you like, giving you the...

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  • News Resident Evil 7 Is Coming To Nintendo Switch In Japan

    But there are a few catches...

    It’s fair to say that Resident Evil 7 surprised the gaming community back in early 2017. As well as being a dramatic departure and reinvention of the franchise, what was more interesting to most was that it was actually really good. More than good.  Developer Capcom has been a strong supporter of the Nintendo...

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  • News Brand New Character And Plot Point Revealed For Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion

    Things are looking dark

    Nintendo has released a new song coming to Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion, revealing a brand new character and an interesting hint at a potential plot in the process. Meet Dedf1sh, a DJ from the Splatoon universe who had a bright, promising future. As the tweet below states, Dedf1sh was pursuing the idea of ideal music,...

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  • News Looks Like Sega's New Sonic Racing Game Will Be Rolling Out Of The Garage Soon

    "Get ready. It’s on the horizon"

    The fact that Sega is working on a new Sonic racing title isn't a secret anymore; the company teased the logo at SXSW, after all.  However, we know precious little about the game itself - but that's about to change, according to Sega's PR and social media guru Aaron Webber, who said this during a recent...

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    Review Runner3

    Run, run, as fast as you can

    Unless you’ve had experience of the BIT.TRIP games previously, you’d be forgiven for thinking Runner3 is a platform game; Commander Video and his pink lady friend counterpart both jump, kick and slide their way through obstacle-laden courses. So on the surface it looks that way and through a certain pick up in...

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  • Video Resident Evil 7 Cloud Brings Both Good and Bad to Nintendo Switch

    Anytime, some places, on your own

    Cloud gaming is something that's been banded around for ruddy years now, and whilst it's had its successes and failures, it's never properly made its break into the public's hearts. That's not necessary about to happen when Resident Evil 7 comes to Japanese Switch through a cloud streaming system, but it's still...

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    Review Fox n Forests

    How does the fox play? (ring-ding-ding)

    Although the idea of indie games using retro graphics is about as overdone as a chicken cooked in a volcano, very few of them are authentic. With a few exceptions – Shovel Knight and VVVVVV immediately spring to mind – the majority of indie games using 8-bit and 16-bit style visuals would simply never have...

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  • News No Plans For Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 On Nintendo Switch, Treyarch Says

    That's that, then

    Activision's latest shooty-shooty-boom-boom game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was officially revealed to the world late last week, but one thing missing from the presentation was any mention of a Switch version - something that many had optimistically expected, given recent rumours.

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  • News Legendary Eleven Brings The Golden Age Of The World Cup To Switch This June

    Football's coming home

    If FIFA 18 isn't enough football action for you this World Cup year, then you might want to check out Eclipse Games' upcoming Legendary Eleven: Epic Football. Described as an "epic" arcade football title "inspired by the golden age of football spanning the '70s to the '90s", Legendary Eleven features fluid gameplay,...

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    Review Disco Dodgeball - REMIX

    If you can dodge a wrench

    Breaking away from its custom of pumping out pinball titles at an impressive rate, Zen Studios has decided to bring Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball back to life but with a much snappier name. The first iteration saw release on PC three years ago and now Switch owners can join in with minimal differences from...

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  • News Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Charges Into Third Place In The UK Charts

    Wii U sales were higher, though

    In a sequence of events that won't surprise many, Sony's God of War has remained at the top of the UK charts for a fifth consecutive week, but Nintendo's latest release has made a dent on proceedings. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition has secured a third place spot in what has been a quiet week for new releases,...

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  • News Some Classic Kanto Pokémon Are Coming To Pokémon GO In Alolan Form

    A little Sun and Moon action

    There are exciting things on the horizon for us Pokémon GO players, with developer Niantic revealing some familiar faces are making their way to the mobile title soon. In a post on its official blog, it was revealed some classic Kanto monsters will be making their way to the ranks, albeit in their Alolan form...

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  • Feature Lumines Remastered Is Music To Our Ears At BitSummit

    Maestro Tetsuya Mizuguchi revisits a classic number

    At last weekend's Bitsummit indie games event in Kyoto, Japan, Tetsuya Mizuguchi of REZ and Child of Eden fame showed off his latest project - a remaster of beloved music-puzzle game, Lumines. As advocates for using the interaction between music and games in pioneering ways, it was great to play...

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  • News German Ratings Board Suggests Batman: The Enemy Within Will Swoop Onto Switch

    Why so serious?

    Back in 2017, Telltale brought the first series of its brilliant take the Caped Crusader with Batman - The Telltale Series, but we've had very little else on the DC front since. Well, a recent rating from Germany's USK suggests the second series, Batman: The Enemy Within, could be ready to follow suit. Warner Bros has yet to...

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  • Random Watch Game Of Thrones Composer Play That Iconic Theme Tune On Nintendo Labo

    Cardboard is coming!

    With Game of Thrones' eight and final season to set to arrive until 2019 (boo, hiss), and a long eternity until George RR Martin ever finishes writing The Winds of Winter, we've been left with a Westeros-shaped hole in lives. Thankfully, series composer Ramin Djawadi is on hand to help ease that painful wait for closure...

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  • News Team Donnie Takes The Win In Splatoon 2's First Splatfest Tournament

    A true hero in a half-shell

    The last three weeks have played host to Splatoon 2's first ever tournament-structured Splatfest, with all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles battling it out through first round stages, and then a grand final

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    • Splatfest
  • News It's Master Mummy Vs Max Brass In The Latest ARMS Party Crash

    Down to brass tacks

    It's been a little while since ARMS held another badge-happy Party Crash - with Spring Man and Ninjara having gone head to head earlier in the month - but the drought has come to an end with Nintendo confirming the new event will see Master Mummy and Max Brass bringing the pain from Friday 25th May. With the big, Teenage Mutant...

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    • ARMS
    • Events

Saturday19th May 2018

  • Feature Some Mario Games Just Can't Be Played Properly Anymore

    At least five, anyway

    Video games are a funny medium; one's released, and about a year afterwards you're not likely to be able to buy a brand new copy of it unless you're very lucky or it gets a second run. As such they age, and in a time of online patches and internet servers being so integral it's likely only going to get harder to play games...

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    • Super Mario
    • CD-i
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - How To Unlock All Costumes

    Get dressed

    There's a bunch of different characters to unlock in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and each of them has various different costumes they can wear. These are often based on outfits from previous The Legend of Zelda games. In this guide, we're going to help you unlock all costumes for each character in the game. We'll list all of...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    The weekend has arrived, just in time to rescue us all from the dread and gloom of the working week. Even if you've got to work a little more this weekend, hopefully you'll have the time to play some new (or old) games on your Nintendo console of choice. The team at Nintendo Life certainly are, so here are our...

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  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - Link Heart Piece And Containers Guide

    Get a life

    What? Just because Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition isn't a traditional Zelda game, doesn't mean it can't have heart pieces. There's a ton to gather here, and if you gather four of them you'll get an extra heart. There's even heart containers to collect that give you a full heart each time you collect one. That's good because...

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Friday18th May 2018

  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - How To Unlock Zelda, Link, And All Other Characters

    Hyrule the world

    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition combines the universe and characters of The Legend of Zelda with the addictive Dynasty Warriors franchise to create a pretty intriguing mashup. It still feels like a Zelda game – you play as Link, grab the Master Sword, and rescue Zelda – but the gameplay is all Dynasty Warriors. That means...

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  • News Nintendo Switch Only Accounted For 7% Of Ubisoft's Yearly Revenue

    Mario + Rabbids still going strong

    Ubisoft has released its full year sales and earnings figures for the 2017-18 period, providing us with a breakdown of how the company's games performed across various platforms and regions. A chart showing the difference in sales between rival platforms shows that the Switch accounted for just 7%, with PS4...

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    • Ubisoft
    • Sales
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - All Weapons And How To Unlock Them

    Blade master

    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is all about destroying hordes – and we mean hordes – of typical Zelda opponents in your quest to grab the Master Sword and 'rescue' Zelda. It's only natural, then, that you want to unlock all of the various weapons on offer. In this guide, we're going to help you do just that. We've put...

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  • News Owlboy On Nintendo Switch Made A Profit Within 24 Hours Of Launch

    Flying high

    We love Owlboy here at Nintendo Life - just check out Ryan's glowing 9/10 review for proof of that - and it turns out a lot of you do, too. So well, in fact, that the Nintendo Switch port turned a profit for developer D-Pad Studio within 24 hours of launch. The news was revealed in a recent AMA on Reddit by programmer and CEO J-Remi...

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    • Sales
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    Review Fairune Collection

    Fairuno, Fairdue, Fairtre

    Skipmore’s charming Legend of Zelda/Ys retro mash-up did some good service for 3DS owners in the past and it's once again being brought to the spotlight thanks to a compilation of both titles (and a couple of extra ones) in this new Fairune Collection. Are these brain-teasing adventures worth taking once again? Let's give...

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  • News Hover Will Now Pull Off Some Gnarly Tricks On Nintendo Switch

    Sorry, Wii U folks

    Remember Hover: Revolt of Gamers? That Kickstarted open-world title that looks like a mashup between Mirror's Edge, Jet Set Radio and TrickStyle? Well, it was coming to Wii U when it was first announced in 2014, but like most games once destined for Nintendo's deceased platform, the title will now be heading to Nintendo Switch...

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  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - How To Play As Breath Of The Wild Link And Zelda

    Link of the Wild

    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is the latest adventure featuring our favourite Link and Zelda. You'll battle across the face of Hyrule alongside popular returning characters from the franchise. Ever wished you could get a taste of what it's like to be Ganondorf? This is your chance. Those who first experienced The Legend of...

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  • News The Stylised RPG Battles Of Shadows Of Adam Is Heading To Nintendo Switch

    Featuring a, "unique fast-paced battle system"

    Circle Entertainment and developer Something Classic Games have revealed SNES-esque RPG Shadows of Adam will be making its way onto Nintendo Switch. Previously released on PC, Mac and Linux, the game will make its console debut on Switch, featuring, "a compelling story, a unique fast-paced battle system...

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  • News Code Of Princess EX Launches On 31 July In The West

    EXpect good things

    The 3DS has had its fair share of beat ‘em ups over the years, but one of the standout releases was found in Code Of Princess, a spiritual successor to Treasure’s Guardian Heroes. Bringing high intensity action and a bizarre and humorous plot, it was a memorable release that we quite liked when we originally reviewed it. A few...

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    • Code of Princess EX
  • News BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Enters The Nintendo Switch Arena On 22nd June

    Don't be blue

    Back in March we finally got news that PQube would be publishing BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle in Europe, putting an end to fears us 2D fighting fans outside of Japan and North America would be left out in the cold. Well, that nebulous 'summer 2018' release window has finally been whittled down to an actual date - 22nd June! Ta da! If...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Of Japan Teases the Next Addition to Kirby Star Allies

    A new challenger!

    The Dream Friends concept was an interesting inclusion in Kirby Star Allies, giving players the ability to play alongside special characters from across Kirby’s long history. Though the selection of Dream Friends is admittedly rather slim as of the time of writing, Nintendo has pledged to continue adding new friends in free...

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    • Kirby Star Allies
  • News Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire Will Sink Its Claws Into Nintendo Switch

    Feline good

    Cat Quest saw the worlds of felines and action-RPGs finally brought together in the ultimate genre crossover, and the end result was a silly yet engaging adventure full of loot, battles and anthropomorphic knights. Well, it's time to sharpen your claws yet again because developer The Gentlebros has confirmed its sequel is now in...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature PixelJunk Monsters 2 Developer Q-Games On Nintendo-Like Design And Future Switch Projects

    "The amazing thing about the Switch is the simplicity"

    In the heart of Japan's former capital Kyoto, Q-Games founder and former Argonaut programmer Dylan Cuthbert and his team are putting the finishing touches to the sequel to popular tower defence game PixelJunk Monsters. Ten years since the original title and several ‘canon’ games later,...

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  • News NBA Playgrounds 2 Will Miss Its 22nd May Launch Date, Dev Promises "Exciting Things"

    Nothing but net

    If you've been looking forward to a new NBA-related title on Nintendo Switch this month, then we've got a bit of bad news. NBA Playgrounds 2, which was due to slam dunk onto the eShop on 22nd May, has now been delayed until further notice. Developer Saber Interactive confirmed the news via the game's official Facebook page, stating...

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  • News South Korean Listing Suggests Ubisoft's Hungry Shark World Will Swim From Mobile To Switch

    Beneath the waves

    Sales on Nintendo Switch may have only counted for 7% of Ubisoft's recent yearly earnings, but that doesn't mean the French publisher is abandoning the platform just yet. Well, according to one recent South Korean listing that is. If said listing is to be believed, Hungry Shark World - a smartphone title about feeding some of the...

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  • News Welcome To Jurassic Pinball, Launching 25th May On Nintendo Switch

    Prehistoric pinball

    Do you love dinosaurs? Do you posses an undying penchant for pinball? Well, worlds are about to collide yet again as EnjoyUp Games and Super Power Up brings Jurassic Pinball to the Nintendo Switch eShop on 25th May.  This reproduction of a real pinball machine - complete with all the usual graphic details and sounds you'd...

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    Review Invisiballs

    Let’s get ready to rumble

    Created by Swiss indie developer Digital Kingdom, Invisiballs describes itself as a “competitive next-gen hide-and-seek,” aiming to utilise the unique features of the Nintendo Switch to make something a little different. It also gives off that immediate multiplayer party vibe that we see so often in the Switch’s...

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